Vintage Computer Festival

Visitors to the 2019 Vintage Computer Festival check in. 

Ever-rising COVID-19 vaccination rates have paved the way for the reintroduction of events canceled or rescheduled in 2020. Following is a list of what’s ahead.

Los Altos Farmers’ Market

4-8 p.m. Thursdays

State Street in downtown Los Altos

Sponsored by the Los Altos Village Association in partnership with market operator Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, the Los Altos Farmers’ Market returned to State Street in May. So as not to compete with downtown restaurants, the weekly showcase of all things edible is featuring vendors specializing in cuisines unlike those available in brick-and-mortar establishments.

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Sunday Mountain View Farmers’ Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays

Mountain View Caltrain Station parking lot, 600 W. Evelyn Ave.

The longtime Mountain View Farmers’ Market connects shoppers with more than 80 vendors each week.

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Thursday Mountain View Farmers’ Market

5-8 p.m. Thursdays

Ccivic parking lot at the intersection of California and Bryant streets

The California Farmers’ Markets Association introduced a new Mountain View Farmers’ Market June 3 featuring more than 45 farmers and vendors. Gourmet takeout choices as well as traditional produce and bakery stands are available.

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Vintage Computer Festival West

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 7

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8

Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

Adults and children alike are invited to geek out with demonstrations of historical computers from the 1960s through the 1990s, watch lectures and participate in workshops. Consignment purchases are also available. Tickets run between $20 and $30.

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Los Altos Hills vs. Los Altos Adult Softball Game

1-3 p.m. Aug. 14

Purissima Park, 27400 Purissima Road, Los Altos Hills

Cheer on your town at the third annual Los Altos Hills vs. Los Altos Adult Softball Game. Game-day snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

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Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Fine Art in the Park

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15

Lincoln Park, along University Avenue, Los Altos

The 46th annual open-air art show, hampered in 2019 by poor weather and canceled in 2020 amid the pandemic, returns, showcasing the work of more than 100 artists. A fundraiser for the Rotary Club, the two-day event also features food, beverages and live music.

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Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26

Main and State streets, Los Altos

After a year away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival returns to downtown in its 42nd iteration. Expect arts, crafts, free concerts and events, tantalizing cuisines and, of course, vino.

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Touch a Truck

10 a.m. to noon Oct. 2

Los Altos Hills Town Hall parking lot, 26379 W. Fremont Road

Young truck enthusiasts are encouraged to explore a variety of vehicles that provide services to the town of Los Altos Hills, including those driven by reps from the Los Altos Hills Public Works Department, the Santa Clara County Fire Department, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and GreenWaste Recovery, the town’s contracted garbage provider.

Los Altos Community Center Grand Opening

2 p.m. Oct. 2

97 Hillview Ave.

The long-awaited Los Altos Community Center opens with assorted fanfare.

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Virtual Costume Contest

Oct. 11 through Nov. 1


Designed for the community to celebrate Halloween safely and together, the Los Altos Hills Parks and Recreation Department and the Youth Commission are accepting photo submissions of wacky, creative and fun costumes. Youth Commission members will select their favorite images and announce the winners the week of Nov. 2. View submissions on the town website and within a future edition of the Town Crier.

To submit photos and for more information, visit